The weekend is a truly special selection of days, a time for reflecting on the week gone by. However, we believe that's only for slightly strange people, the weekend is really all about playing games, more games and you guessed it, even more games!
Josh Moorcroft-Jones - Well, it's approaching the end of January and for me, well that's my birthday as well. So this weekend will be all about making arrangements for that, but that doesn't mean gaming won't hold a special place in my weekend. Firstly, I'll be continuing with Dr. Luigi (it's really Mario), I've been having a lot of fun with that recently, and I've promised to dive deeper into the online.
It's more puzzlers galore this weekend, as I have recently returned to one of my most treasured games of all time, Tetris. I'll be playing the 3DS iteration of this one, just for the heck of it! Furthermore, I've promised myself I will return to Animal Crossing, following a break over the Christmas period.
Daniel Godfrey - On Wednesday, after three years of waiting, I finally managed to track down a copy of one of the greatest Wii games of all time, Xenoblade Chronicles. I'm in love with it already, and I've only played it for a few hours! I know for a fact I'll be playing that for a fair few hours. I'll also be giving Unepic a try; from what I've seen so far EnjoyUp Games may have actually made a game that I like! My review of that title will be up on the site within the next week.
On the multiplayer side of things, chances are I'll be playing some Wii Party U with a couple of friends this weekend... and possibly even Mario Party: Island Tour. Hopefully I'll be able to check out the multiplayer only mode; Shy Guy's Shuffle City... which for whatever reason cannot be played with CPU characters. And while I'm on the subject, look out for my review of that game, which should be on the site very soon! Finally we come to the staple of my Games We're Playing This Weekend... I'm sure you know what it is! That's right, Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Need I say more?
Scott Everly - This weekend I intend to get back into the story of Wind Waker. I had obtained all of the pearls and now I need to see where that takes me. More than likely I will also be playing a little CastleStorm. I put together an castle that affords me several bonuses so I'm anxious to see how it holds up in battle.
Bryan King - For me, it's very much about Zelda this weekend, as I'm going to be diving back into The Wind Waker HD on Wii U, and A Link Between Worlds on 3DS. Other than that, I have every intention of giving Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate another shot, as I really want to know what the big deal is with this franchise. The game has been sitting on my Wii U's hard drive ever since it launched, and I've barely touched it.
Also, Castlevania II: Simon's Quest launched on the eShop last week, so I have every intention of running through that a time or two. I'm aware that it's the black sheep of the franchise, but I don't care. I love it, horrible translation and all!
Anna Williams - Now that I have at last completed A Link Between Worlds, there is a Triforce shaped hole in my heart, and it must be filled. So, I looked back, and of course remembered another incredible Zelda game for the 3DS - a recreation of the legendary Ocarina of Time. I'm late to it, I know, but I only got my 3DS a few weeks ago, so cut me some slack! However, I have reached the dreaded Water Temple, and am sadly recalling the fury and despair that watery grave of a dungeon can cause.
But girl cannot live on Zelda alone. So I've also been playing EDGE on the E-Shop. A nice little game that is a welcome distraction on the long morning train journey. Though I never thought I could dislike a block so much - pretty as it is, I swear that flashing square is determined to just tip over the edge seconds before I can save him. No, block, no!!
Andrew Besemer - In preparation for the upcoming release of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, I’m going to try and make my way through Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D since I never got around to playing either iteration of the game. I say “try” because I’m not sure how much progress I’ll make as I hear that game is quite difficult. I’m a completionist so I won’t be happy until I find every last secret and KONG letter.
Other than that I’ve pretty much exhausted my Nintendo games at this point. There are quite a few PS3 games I need to catch up on, however. My PlayStation+ subscription is churning out games faster than I can play them. I’d love for Nintendo to offer a similar program. Although the monthly Club Nintendo downloads are a fairly decent alternative.
Well then, that's your lot this week. It certainly looks like we have alot of gaming ahead and we're sure you do too. Why not tell us more about the games you're playing this weekend?